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Medical Detox

What is a Medical Detox?

December 27, 2022 8:34 am Published by
The first step in recovering from any substance addiction is detoxification – detox for short. A detox means ceasing the use of an illicit substance and allowing it to exit the body. But for many, the prospect of unpleasant – or even deadly – withdrawal symptoms is a major roadblock to recovery. For this reason, Read The Full Article…...

What Is Dysthymia?

November 4, 2022 7:14 am Published by
Dysthymia, as with all forms of depression, is a mood disorder defined by your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Unlike medical conditions, people with a dysthymic disorder don’t have obvious physical symptoms. Instead, people who suffer from this mental health disorder struggle with chronic feelings of hopelessness. A consistently depressed mindset can result in mental and Read The Full Article…...
DBT Therapy Techniques

DBT Therapy Techniques for Substance Abuse

October 10, 2022 8:50 am Published by
DBT therapy techniques promote growth for individuals in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. In dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), you practice DBT therapy techniques to promote lasting change in recovery from substance use disorder. Building skills is a core part of dialectical behavior therapy and recovery in general. During substance abuse treatment, groups participate in Read The Full Article…...
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Codependent Relationships

August 31, 2022 7:52 am Published by
What Is a Codependent Relationship? A codependent relationship involves an imbalance of authority and power between two people. In a relationship, romantic or not, codependency occurs when you alter your behaviors, interests, and beliefs to fit those of your partner.  Codependent behaviors are especially common in relationships involving substance use disorders (SUD). Prioritizing someone else’s Read The Full Article…...
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Are Withdrawal Symptoms Dangerous?

August 27, 2021 8:15 am Published by
Withdrawal symptoms present as the physical and mental symptoms that occur during a period of lowered or no substance abuse. Depending on the substance of abuse, symptoms can vary. However, withdrawal symptoms are dangerous, requiring medical care to prevent life-threatening effects.  However, on average alcohol and drug withdrawal will have three main stages following your Read The Full Article…...

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

May 27, 2021 12:57 pm Published by
In many instances of addiction, our substance abuse and maladaptive behaviors are byproducts of trauma. Unfortunate as it is, most of us go through some sort of traumatic experience, and as a result, most of us react with instinctive, emotion-based behaviors.  While the symptoms triggered by trauma typically pass, some people find themselves struggling to Read The Full Article…...
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Can My Family Visit Me In Rehab?

March 29, 2021 10:21 am Published by
As guests integrate evidence-based practices into their routine, they start to heal and begin their recovery. As a result, recovery provides perspective and clarity that encourages guests to rekindle their relationships with loved ones. For this reason, guests often wonder if they have the option of a family visit in rehab.  During treatment, guests navigate Read The Full Article…...

How To Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

January 5, 2021 10:00 am Published by
There are a lot of rumors and false claims surrounding COVID-19 cures. However, there are many everyday preventative measures that you can take in order to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. It is vital to practice safety precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others so that the COVID-19 global pandemic can finally Read The Full Article…...

Resolve in Addiction Recovery 

December 29, 2020 11:30 am Published by
New Year’s Resolution Whether your 2021 New Year’s resolution is to begin your recovery journey or continue your sobriety for another year to come, your decision is commendable. After all, the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging there is a problem. The second step is to have the willpower to make a plan Read The Full Article…...
Pre-Sobriety Fears

Top 5 Pre-Sobriety Fears

November 2, 2020 1:24 pm Published by
I was talking with a friend in AA, trying to figure out why people suffering from substance abuse disorder delay their recovery. Then I realized, a big part of that hesitation is fear.  After mulling this information over, I compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 5 Pre-Sobriety Fears. While acknowledging the general motivations behind Read The Full Article…...